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Title: The Effects of Meditation-Based Interventions on the Treatment of Fibromyalgia
Authors: KOZASA, Elisa H.TANAKA, Luiza H.MONSON, CarlosLITTLE, StephenLEAO, Frederico CameloPERES, Mario P.
Citation: CURRENT PAIN AND HEADACHE REPORTS, v.16, n.5, p.383-387, 2012
Abstract: Meditation is the third most commonly requested complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy reported in a US survey. Those who suffer from chronic pain are those who most frequently use CAM therapies. This review aims to evaluate whether meditation-based interventions can help the treatment of fibromyalgia. A PubMed search was conducted using the terms ""fibromyalgia"" and ""meditation"", or ""mindfulness"", or ""mantra"" or ""relaxation response"". We selected articles which clearly described a meditation intervention being used in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Only four articles were classified with score 3 in the Jadad scale. Another seven articles were included in this review. Most of the results indicate improvement in fibromyalgia-related symptoms in patients who participated in a meditation-based intervention. Considering only 4 of the 13 studies achieved a score of 3 on the Jadad scale, researchers of meditation interventions should discuss the best methodologic control for these studies.
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